The List: The lowest paying cities in U.S.

The List: The lowest paying cities in U.S.

August 19th, 2014 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Among the top 100 metropolitan areas in America, annual pay was lowest for those with at least a bachelor's degree in these cities:

• 1. Youngston, Ohio: Starting median pay of $36,800 and overall median pay of $45,400

• 2. McAllen, Tex.: Starting median pay of $39,000 and overall median pay of $45,600

• 3. Lakeland, Fla.: Starting median pay of $40,000 and overall median pay of $46,500

• 4. El Paso, Tex.: Starting median pay of 39,600 and overall median pay of $46,900

• 5. Scranton, Penn.: Starting median pay of $38,400 and overall median pay of $47,400

• 6. Little Rock, Ark.: Starting median pay of $40,900 and overall median pay of $47,700

• 7. Chattanooga: Starting median pay of $39,900 and overall median pay of $48,400

• 8. Columbia, S.C.: Starting median pay of $39,100 and overall median pay of $48,500

• 9. Lancaster, Pa.: Starting median pay of $41,400 and overall median pay of $49,000

• 10. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Starting median pay of $40,600 and overall median pay of $49,500

Source: Forbes magazine based upon data from Payscale.com, a web site that collects salary and career data from more than 35 million people. Salaries reflect workers with at least a 4-year degree